Posts Tagged ‘Fishing’

Fishing at Two Oregon Lakes Could Net You $1 Million

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Fishing enthusiasts at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and Detroit Lake in Marion County have a chance of catching a fish worth $1 million.

Tagged fish have been released into 65 bodies of water across the country as part of a contest to get people excited about fishing. Hagg Lake received 15 tagged bass ranging from 2-5 pounds, while Detroit Lake received 12 3-pound rainbow trout.

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Wallowa Lake Kokanee Doing Mighty Fine

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Good news for anglers near Wallowa Lake! The world-record-sized kokanee fish you saw last season are said to happen again this year, due mainly to a natural disaster that led to fewer fish competing for food.

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Fishing enthusiasts who enjoy catching salmon and steelhead from the Columbia River will be getting a polite request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife next year: “Please stop using barbs.”

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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WDFW begins Accepting Applications For ALEA Grants Next Month

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Are you a hunting, fishing, or outdoor enthusiast? Do you live in the State of Washington? Do you get really excited about helping preserve your state’s amazing fish and wildlife? Well, then the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to hear from you!

According to a press release, the WDFW will begin accepting grant applications on Dec. 1 for volunteer-based projects aimed at benefiting the state’s population of fish and wildlife. The grants will be funded by the Aquatic Land Enhancement Account and will provide reimbursement for volunteer projects that work towards the conservation of fish and wildlife or promote public enjoyment of the state’s native species. Both organizations and individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Washington Poacher Caught and Charged

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Bowie Hunting Knife: Good / Poaching: Baaaaaaaad

Bowie Hunting Knife: Good / Poaching: Baaaaaaaad

A Washington man was arrested and charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of illegal poaching last week, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife press release.

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Park Rangers May Have New Role as Public Health Officials

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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There may be a new role for America’s park rangers in the near future: public health educator.

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September Outdoor Activity Highlights – COAST Products

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Even though Summer is almost over, there are still many outdoor activities you can squeeze in before the nasty winter weather sets in. Here are three of the Pacific Northwest’s best activities for the avid outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy!

Sept. 11: Annual Fishing Day for Children with Disabilities
The Tillamook Anglers put on this great outdoor event for young anglers with disabilities. Fishingand other outdoor activities are great ways to encourage exercise and boost confidence in your young ones.
When: 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Whiskey Creek Volunteer Fish Hatchery, 7660 Whiskey Creek Rd., Tillamook
Cost: Free
For more information: Call Jerry Dove at 503-842-6519, or email at jdovetillanglers@embarqmail.com

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Rock Creek Hatchery Closed to Public

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Bittersweet news, Roseburg-area anglers! Rock Creek Hatchery, located east of I-5 between Roseburg and Sutherlin, is closing! According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Rock Creek Hatchery will be closed to the public through February 2011 due to the construction of a fish ladder.

Oregon coho migration in the fall of 2009 - Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon coho migration in the fall of 2009 – Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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